Hiss Golden Messenger Is Looking For Truth On 'Terms Of Surrender' : World Cafe M.C. Taylor's new album is so full of truth he originally wasn't sure if he should release it at all. Fortunately for us, he did.
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Hiss Golden Messenger On World Cafe

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Hiss Golden Messenger Is Looking For Truth On 'Terms Of Surrender'

Hiss Golden Messenger Is Looking For Truth On 'Terms Of Surrender'

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Set List

  • "Bright Direction (You're A Dark Star Now)"
  • "Cat's Eye Blue"
  • "I Need A Teacher"

North Carolina's M.C. Taylor, also known as Hiss Golden Messenger, is a seeker. He's someone who is looking for truth – truth from the world, and truth from himself. You can hear that in the songs on his latest album, Terms of Surrender, an album so full of truth he originally wasn't sure if he should release it at all.

Fortunately for us, he did. For this session, he joined me to talk about the album, the importance of family and what it was like dealing with depression while working on the record. You'll also learn about Taylor's admiration for teachers, which made its way into one of the songs on Terms of Surrender.

I started off by asking why he struggled to decide whether or not to release Terms of Surrender. Hear it all in the player.

Episode Playlist